You can type any fraction symbol in Microsoft Word and other word editing software using five methods, such as the Insert Equation Method
, using the Forward Slash Symbol as the Dividing Line
, using the Fraction Symbol Alt Code
, copy and pasting the symbol
, and using the Insert Symbol shortcut.
Additionally, some fractions (1/4, 1/2, and 3/4) automatically switch to a fraction character when you type them (¼, ½, ¾).
You can also insert any or all of these codes/characters (individually) with one easy combination keystroke: the Alt key+ the decimal code on the numeric keypad (note that the numbers across the top of your keyboard do not work)
, or you can use the Symbols Library.
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This article provides five methods for typing or inserting any fraction symbol in Microsoft Word and other word editing software. These methods include using the Insert Equation Method, using the Forward Slash Symbol as the Dividing Line, using the Fraction Symbol Alt Code, copy and pasting the symbol, and using the Insert Symbol shortcut. Additionally, the article provides tips on how to use the HTTA website to find the best fraction symbols for their needs.
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